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L-A chamber takes over Top Gun LA and annual Maine B2B Trade Show

The Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce agreed to take over the Top Gun LA program and the annual Maine B2B Trade Show from the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, which faces an...

Grant to help business owners impacted by mill layoffs and closings in Jay and Madison


Business owners affected by mill layoffs and closings in Jay and Madison will get help from the Maine Small Business Development Centers through a grant program designed for economically distressed...

Bangor business an SBA InnovateHER runnerup in national competition


A Bangor business, The Willie Wags, was one of seven final runners-up in the InnovateHER Business Challenge. The business, owned by Jamie Clark, is a subscription shopping service that supports...

Pro Search now owned by its employees


Pro Search Inc., a Portland-based company that provides recruitment and staffing services, is now owned by its 11 employees.

Bangor business a finalist in U.S. SBA ‘InnovateHER’ competition


Jamie Clark, owner of The Willie Wags, a Bangor store that collaborates with other women-owned businesses, is competing against nine other national finalists today in the U.S. Small Business...

Bethel Area Chamber promotes from within for new leader

The Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce's Executive Director Robin Zinchuk, a 31-year veteran, has passed on those duties to her co-worker of five years, Jessie Perkins.

Loyal Biscuit named 2017 ‘Retailer of the Year’


The board of directors of the Retail Association of Maine has named Loyal Biscuit Co., headquartered in Rockland, as the nonprofit trade group's 2017 Retailer of the Year.

Former Maine foreign trade chief launches consultancy

Renee Cordes |

Four months after leaving her post as president of Maine International Trade Center, Janine Bisaillon-Cary is offering her consulting expertise to small and medium-sized Maine businesses with global...

More than 150 small business owners endorse Medicaid expansion


The Maine Small Business Coalition reported that more than 150 Maine small business owners support a “Yes” vote on Question 2, the Medicaid expansion referendum question that will be on...

Next 2017: Ben Waxman and his wife, Whitney Reynolds, create apparel ... and opportunities for new Mainers

Laurie Schreiber |

In 2015, Ben Waxman and Whitney Reynolds, a husband-and-wife team, started a company to produce fleece apparel and blankets that would use materials sourced in the United States and...